32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time November 10th 2019



RIP: Eddie Fahy, Scarriff, father of Angela Tuohy, Gurteeny.


Station Masses for Autumn: If you would like to host a Station Mass in Woodford this Autumn, please contact Fr. Kieran on 090-9749100 at your convenience. Having the opportunity to have Mass in your home with your neighbours and family has a long tradition in the parish but can only continue with everyone’s help. Please contact me also if you have further questions about Station Masses or indeed any question or comment regarding Church or parish. The door is always open and any comments questions etc. most welcome

Tommy Larkins GAA Lotto 10-11-21-26 No Winner. Match 3 Zoe Rourke Padraic Keane Teresa Ryan Next draw on Sat.Nov..9th in Walsh’s, Woodford. Jackpot 7,300 euro

Woodford Parish Development in association with GRETB Community Education are running free Millinery Classes in Woodford Parish Hall on Wednesday 7pm-9pm - duration 6 weeks. Classes commence shortly. As places are limited it is necessary to book in advance. To reserve please call 086 8513031 by Friday 18th October. .

Looking for beautiful cats or kittens ? Contact George on 087 7166916 for more information

Woodford Parish Development: To enable us develop plans for Woodford for the coming year there will be Suggestion Boxes from 1st to 30th November in the following locations: John Kearys, Post Office, Library and both Mercy College and St. Josephs National School. The community is invited to drop in suggestions and ideas that will encourage community involvement and make Woodford a better place to live , work and play.

The Weekly ’45 Card Game will resume in Shragh Hall every Monday from 21st October. Doors open 8.15pm for 8.30 start. Please support.

The Pieta House Wren Run returns for 2019 on 26th Dec. Both Davitts Camogie & Tommy Larkins will again be joint beneficiaries with Pieta House and your support would be appreciated.Register online @ www.pietahousewrenrun.ie . The Pieta House Wren Run will hold a Registration Night in Tommy Larkins‘ Clubhouse from 6.30pm-8pm on Thursday 14th November. You can register for the event or purchase merchandise (bobble hats, jerseys & jackets) - Card payment accepted. All profits from our merchandise sales go solely to Pieta House. Register for the event NOW & be entered into all our Early Bird Draws along with our Monster Draw. Prizes include a consultation with Dermot Bannon, €200 Supervalu vouchers, hotel breaks plus loads more. For more info, visitwww.pietahousewrenrun.ie Registration will be available on the day. Our local beneficiaries are Davitts CC and Tommy Larkins GAA. Please support. All welcome to register on the night! Any queries, contact 087-9925624

Day of Prayer for the Holy Souls on 10th Nov at 11a.m. in Emmanuel House of Providence, Clonfert. Bishop Michael Duignan will be celebrating Mass at 3p.m. More details contact 057 9151552.

Couch to 5K and Men on the Move every Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7 to 8pm and 8 to 9pm respectively on the walking Track at Tommy Larkins Clubhouse for both ladies and gents. Both events are sponsored by HSE and are open to everyone in the community. You are invited to participate in whatever time slots suits you best. This is a great opportunity to get fitter and healthier so please come along and join in next week.

Abbey Community Development Association invites you to join our fundraising Table Quiz in Holohan's Bar, Abbey on Friday 15 November at 9.30 pm sharp. Tables of 4: €40. All welcome

Come and See in Centering Prayer, next Thur 14th Nov @ 7pm in the Family Centre, Brackernagh, Ballinasloe to: "Taste and See, how good the LORD is, Happy are all who seek refuge in Him." Psalm 34: 8. Welcome!

GROWING NATIVE WILDFLOWERS workshop with Sandro Cafolla from Design by Nature at An Gáirdín, Portumna on Sat 16th Nov 11.30am – 2.30pm. Many people experience dissatisfaction with sowing wild flowers. This will be an opportunity to learn the flowers that suit your soil, how and when to sow and how to maintain your plot. This is one action we can take for pollination and climate. See www.angairdin.ie and an gairdin facebook. Cost €15 Booking at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0872845443

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION to fundraise for the annual Senior Citizen’s Christmas party will take place next weekend Sat 16th & Sun 17th November. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

TABLE QUIZ takes place at Walsh’s Bar & Restaurant, Woodford on Saturday 23rd November at 9pm. Table of 4 = €40. Raffle with great prizes on the night. All proceeds to Shragh Community Centre Development Fund. All are welcome.

Kieran Tuohy's solo exhibition entitled 'Dark Shadows' which are in the medium of bog oak are beautiful sculptures which immortalize stories of our past are on display at the Woodford Heritage Centre for the months of November and December. Visiting times are Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Fridays 9am to 12.30pm.

Also Galway Hospice Christmas Cards for sale at the Woodford, Heritage Centre, 12 cards for €7.

Portumna Christmas Fair Portumna Town Hall Sunday 24th November 2019 12pm-5pm FREE Admission Join us for an afternoon of Christmas buzz.

Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.


St John the Baptist Church, Woodford.

Mass Times: Fri. 8pm Sun. 11am

Sunday November 10th 11am Mary & Joe Eames, Woodford.

Friday November 15th 8pm Tom & Mary & Gerard Lyons, Rea.

Sunday November 17th 11am Betty Sweeney & Sr. Kathleen Keary formerly Woodford.


Eucharistic Ministers: Patricia Eames Celia cox.

Altar Society: Team 2. Kitty Moroney Brid McNamara..

Reader for Church Ollie Conroy..

Altar Servers: (A) Mark Kelly Gavin O’Dowd


St. Brendan’s Church, Looscaun

Mass Times: Mon. 9.30am Tue.9.30am Sat. 10am & 7pm

Saturday November 9th 7pm Paddy Forde, Derryoober.

Edward & Claire Hickey, Derrygoolin & deceased family members & Ciaran Kelly, Dublin.

Saturday November 16th 7pm Deceased Members of the Whyte Family, Boula.


Eucharistic Ministers Loretto O’Grady Carmel D’Arcy.

Altar Society Eileen Whyte Mary Jo Dermody. .

Reader for Church. Maura Stewart. .

Altar servers. (A) Fionnuala Hanley.


Sun. Nov. 10th SR 7.48am Set. 4.40pm Full moon on Tue. Nov. 12th at 1.34pm



Fr. Kieran O’Rourke, Telephone: 090 9749100, Mobile: 087 2997956, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Woodford/Shragh Defibrillator 087-346150